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Monday, March 27, 2023

Avelion announce new singer

Italian progressive metallers Avelion have announced the addition of new singer Riccardo Rizzardelli into the band’s ranks.

The band is currently putting the finishing touches to a set of brand new songs and will be releasing “Bound to Blackness”, the first single with the new frontman, on June 24th.

“We are proud to welcome Riccardo into our family, with him things worked perfectly right from the start and we take the opportunity to thank him for injecting new life into the project.”

Each Avelion release expands and clarifies the band’s mission to bring forth the most dynamic sonic offerings. Marrying progressive and modern metal influences, Avelion approach each song as a unique opportunity to destroy and rebuild the listener’s perception.

Watch for more details on the new single release, new tour updates, and more news on other upcoming Avelion activities to be posted shortly.


Riccardo Rizzardelli – vocals
Oreste Giacomini – keyboards
Leonardo Freggi- guitars
Danilo Arisi – bass
Alessandro Ponzi – drums

Avelion have developed a gloriously turbulent sound that is uniquely their own. Hailing from Parma, Italy, the band have been tearing venues apart across Europe with their powerful fusion of genres since 2008.

In 2011 Avelion released the first studio work: the EP “Cold Embrace”. The following year the band started an intense live activity, leading to the great opportunity to play as opening act for Seventh Wonder (with Tommy Karevik, Kamelot).
In 2012 the band released the promotional single “Falling Down” which sees the collaboration with guitarist Olaf Thorsen (Labyrinth, Vision Divine).

Avelion’s second EP, “Liquid Breathing”, was published in 2013. The EP delivers a more personal, modern and mature sound: melodic progressive metal mixed with djent influences, all combined with a strong electronic flavour.
In 2015 the band entered Simone Mularoni’s Domination Studio (DGM) to record their first full length album: “Illusion of Transparency”, which was released via Revalve Records in 2017.

In March 2018 Avelion supported the legendary Angra in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain and Portugal. The dates also featured Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime as special guest.

In May 2018 the band released the single “Echoes and Fragments” Remixfeaturing the Electro Metal artist The Algorithm.
Following a widespread approval from both critics and fans, the band kept playing live opening for Primal Fear, Lacuna Coil and Kiko Loureiro.

At the end of 2019 the band parted ways with the frontman William Verderi. Following the split, Avelion started composing new songs for their next musical chapters.